Kavita Ivy Nandan was born in New Delhi, grew up in Suva and migrated to Australia in 1987. In 2022, she published a book of poetry about the pandemic, Return to What Remains, by Ginninderra Press. She also wrote a novel, Home After Dark, about the search for home in the aftermath of a military coup (University of the South Pacific Press, 2014). She has a PhD in Literature from the Australian National University, her thesis being on the postcolonial narratives of Salman Rushdie and V.S. Naipaul. Kavita is also the editor of a book of memoirs, Stolen Worlds: Fiji-Indian Fragments and co-editor of a book of essays, Unfinished Journeys: India File From Canberra and a book of poetry and short fiction, Writing the Pacific. Her poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction appear in Converse: Contemporary English Poetry by Indians, Mascara Literary Review, Transnational Literature, Landfall, The Island Review, LiteLitOne, Not Very Quiet, Mindfood, Asiatic and Life Writing.